Benjamin Martin

  • A fictional charactera.png Nicknamed 'The Ghost' by the British Army for his use of hit and run tactics known as ´╗┐Guerilla Warfare.

  • The character of Benjamin Martin was originally meant to be Francis Marion, nicknamed the Swamp Fox.

  • But for Hollywoods interest of telling the best 'dramatic story' and avoiding controversy the filmmaker fictionalized the character and story.

  • The character also included elements from four other historic figures:

  1. Elijah Clarke

  2. Daniel Morgan

  3. Andrew Pickens

  4. Thomas Sumter